Information For Soldiers

Welcome to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center!

Through Darnall's integrated system of health, you will receive the finest health care available. We are part of TRICARE, the military's health plan. Our patients are soldiers, their family members, and retirees. In addition to the hospital, we have a system of health clinics.

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18010 Hood Road
Fort Hood, TX 76544
telephone: (254)287-3832

Upon your arrival at Fort Hood, you should have processed through the TRICARE booth at the Soldier Service Center. This transferred your TRICARE Prime enrollment from your last duty station to Fort Hood. You will receive your health care at a unit-designated health clinic or a Troop Medical Clinic. Health care is provided free to all service members. When care cannot be provided at Fort Hood, you can be referred to other military treatment facilities, and in some emergency situations, to civilian medical centers.

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It is part of our mission to ensure that you remain healthy and ready to deploy. You can help us do that by making sure your DEERS information is up to date. Whenever you marry, become a parent, divorce or move, your benefits are affected. It is very important that service members update information in the DEERS database. DEERS determines your eligibility for health care, among other benefits. If information is not current when you seek health care, you may be responsible for some of the cost. You can update DEERS information at the ID card section in the Soldier Service Center.

To receive health care in one of our clinics or at Darnall Medical Center, your family members must either enroll in TRICARE Prime or update current enrollment.

Additionally, your information must be current in the hospital's Composite Health Care System database. This is your record of health care. Please update information when you call for appointments through the Patient Appointment System, 254-288-8888.

Fort Hood Medical Out-processing Instructions (.pdf file format)

These instructions apply to all Active Duty Service Members and their families during Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and Transition Leave before Retirement or Separation from the military (ETS).

Real Warriors

The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.

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Commanders' Resource Center

Information for unit commanders about dealing with health issues and expectations they can have from Darnall facilities.


e-Profile is an application within Medical Operational Data System (MODS) suite which allows global tracking of all Army Soldiers who have been determined by the medical system to have a temporary or permanent medical condition that may render them medically not ready to deploy.

Pre and Post Deployment Health Assessment


DoD Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program (AVIP).offsite link in new window

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Deployment Issues

Information about dealing with deployment issues. Dealing With Stress, Nutrition in The Field and During Deployments, and links to information on external sites.

Eye Care and LASIK Surgery

The Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program offers corrective eye surgery (Lasik and PRK) that improves vision and helps improve service members confidence and effectiveness.

CRDAMC Health Library.offsite link in new window

The Health Library is an online resource that contains in depth healthcare information on a multitude of topics. Please remember that this service is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Humana Military Health Services Beneficiary Portal.offsite link in new window


Immunization against disease is an important part of your medical readiness for worldwide deployment.

Integrated Disability Evaluation System

Soldiers can be retired or separated if it is found that they are unfit to perform their military duties because of physical disability.

Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) Outreach Attorney Office

The Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) Outreach Office has two licensed and experienced civilian attorneys and a certified paralegal specially trained in disability law, medical evaluation board, and the Army Physical Evaluation Disability System. They assist Soldiers undergoing the MEB board proceedings.

Behavioral Health Division – Mental Health Resources

Outpatient Mental Health - Resilience & Restoration Center (R&R Center)

Child & Family Assistance Center (CAFAC)

Inpatient Psychiatry Service

Department of Social Work (DSW)

Department of Substance Abuse Services (DSAS)

Additional Behavioral Health Resources

Physicals for Separation, Retirement and Veterans Compensation Program

Soldiers are not required to complete a separation physical when they are ending time in service, but they may schedule one if they desire; however a retirement physical examination is mandatory.

Reserves and National Guard

Information for the Reserves and National Guards who have been called up.


Retirement issues for soldiers, including Retiree Health Care and Separation, Retirement and Veterans Compensation Program Physicals.

Safety Campaign

The Summer Safety Campaign focuses on prevention of deployment/training injuries (heat and cold injuries, and injuries from hazardous flora and fauna) and summer recreation injuries (swimming, boating, fireworks, and vehicle injuries).

Sick Call for Pregnant Soldiers

Pregnant active-duty females who are acutely ill have priority in the Obstetrical Clinic.

Soldier Medical Readiness

The Soldier Medical Readiness Center, located in the Thomas Moore Health Clinic, provides In processing, Readiness, and Out-processing physical exams, Hearing Conservation, and other services in support of the medical aspects of military readiness.

Support Groups

A variety of support groups that provide safe and supportive atmospheres where individuals can share life stories about living with difficult situations.

page last modified on: 10/11/2018

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